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There are eight City Council Committees. The general dates and times for the Council Committee meetings are listed under each meeting description below but are subject to change.

The official records (Minutes) of Committee meetings are only available on audio tape or CD. Copies can be obtained from the City Clerk's Office at 619-533-4000. You may also view LIVE web streaming or an archived webcast of these meetings online.

For specific dates of all Council Committee meetings, please access the annual PDF icon Legislative calendar.

Committees

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee's area of responsibility includes oversight of the City's auditing, internal controls and any other financial or business practices as well as directing and reviewing the work of the City Auditor.

Committee members include Georgette Gomez (Chair) and Scott Sherman (Vice Chair).

The Audit Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 9 a.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Audit Committee Consultant, Lara Gates, at 619-236-7754. Email:[email protected].

Budget and Government Efficiency Committee

The Budget and Government Efficiency Committee's Area of Responsibility includes the Annual Budget, financial reports, fees, performance measures and analytics, information technology, enterprise resource management, purchasing and contracting, managed competition, revenue, corporate partnerships and development, fleet services, risk management, equal opportunity contracting, prevailing wage, living wage, San Diego City Employees' Retirement System, personnel, civil service and human resources.

Committee members include Barbara Bry (Chair), Scott Sherman (Vice Chair), Chris Cate and Georgette Gomez.

The Budget and Government Efficiency Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 9 a.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Budget Committee Consultant, Victoria Joes, at 619-236-6687. Email: [email protected].

Budget Review Committee

The Budget Review Committee's Area of Responsibility includes the review of six operating fund types (General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, Debt Service and Tax Funds, Capital Project Funds, Enterprise Funds, and Internal Service Funds). The Committee has the responsibility to analyze, study, and evaluate the estimates of required expenditures proposed for inclusion in the Annual Appropriation Ordinance, and the annual budgets of the San Diego Housing Commission, Civic San Diego, San Diego Convention Center Corporation, and the City of San Diego, solely in its capacity as Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego. The Committee shall have the further responsibility to review and evaluate the tentative Capital Improvements Program. The Budget Review hearings are an opportunity for the City Council to obtain input from San Diego residents on spending priorities.

The Budget Review Committee shall be composed of all members of the Council. The chair of the Committee of Budget and Government Efficiency shall serve as chair of this special committee and the Council President shall serve as vice chair.

Annual budget review meetings shall be set in accordance with California Government Code section 54954, no later than the ten weeks immediately preceding the introduction of the Annual Appropriation Ordinance subject to the provisions of Council Policy No. 000-02.

The Budget Review Committee hearings are held at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Council Chambers, 12th Floor, in the City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Budget Committee Consultant, Victoria Joes, at 619-236-6687. Email:[email protected]

 

Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee

The Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee's area of responsibility includes intergovernmental relations, interagency and bi-national agreements, international trade, foreign trade zones, educational partnerships, San Diego Regional Airport Authority, Port District, San Diego Convention Center Corporation, city-wide economic development programs and strategy, workforce development, commercial marketing district, business improvement districts, arts and culture, open data, and Civic San Diego.

Committee members include Lorie Zapf (Chair), Mark Kersey (Vice Chair), Barbara Bry and David Alvarez.

The Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee meets one to two Thursdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee Consultant, Ryan Purdy, at 619-236-6642.Email: [email protected].

Environment Committee

The Environment Committee's area of responsibility includes programmatic policy matters related to water, wastewater, and storm water, and parks. These encompass the Clean Water Program, water management and policy, pure water including Capital Improvement Projects (CIP), energy (solar, property assessed clean energy programs, green), multiple species conservation program, solid waste disposal, recycling, air quality standards, hazardous waste, regional parks, open space, public utilities, golf, utility undergrounding, franchise agreements, storm water management and policy, Climate Mitigation and Adaption Plan (CMAP), wastewater management and policy, independent rates oversight committee, indirect potable reuse/direct potable reuse, recycled water, graywater, San Diego County Water Authority, wildlife management, environmental services and environmental policy.

Committee members include David Alvarez (Chair), Chris Cate (Vice Chair), Chris Ward, and Scott Sherman.

The Environment Committee meets one to two Thursdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Environment Committee Consultant, Kevin Smith, at 619-533-3924. Email: [email protected].

Infrastructure Committee

The Infrastructure Committee's area of responsibility includes individual infrastructure projects related to water, wastewater, storm water, and parks with the exception of pure water. This encompasses capital improvement program (CIP), oversight of CIP streamlining, infrastructure finance, regional transportation improvement program, asset management, infrastructure condition assessment monitoring and implementation, neighborhood input on infrastructure needs and priorities, storm water infrastructure, public facilities financing plans, development impact fees, facilities benefit assessments, wastewater infrastructure, water infrastructure, city facilities, park infrastructure, multi-year CIP plan and transportation infrastructure, public works and ADA CIP projects.

Committee members include Mark Kersey (Chair), Chris Ward (Vice Chair), Lorie Zapf, and Georgette Gomez.

The Infrastructure Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Infrastructure Committee Consultant, Lee Friedman at 619-236-7309. Email: [email protected].

Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee

The Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee's area of responsibility includes police, fire, neighborhood parks, recreation programs, youth services, senior services, maintenance assessment districts, community development block grants, code enforcement, graffiti abatement, lifeguards, veteran’s services, libraries, homeless services, consumer protection, homeland security, volunteerism, special event permits, emergency medical services, gang prevention and intervention and citizens review board on police practices.

Committee members include Chris Cate (Chair), Barbara Bry (Vice Chair), Lorie Zapf, and Chris Ward.

The Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods Committee Consultant, Allen Young at 619-236-7038. Email: [email protected].

Rules Committee

The Rules Committee's area of responsibility includes the charter, permanent rules of council, open government, elections and ballot measures, annexations, boards and commissions, council initiated matters, communications, customer service and public outreach.

Committee members include Myrtle Cole (Chair), Mark Kersey (Vice Chair), Barbara Bry, Chris Ward and Chris Cate.

The Rules Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 9 a.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Rules Committee Consultant, Marisa Berumen at 619-533-5906. Email: [email protected]

Select Committee on Homelessness

The Select Committee on Homelessness will primarily work to clarify and strengthen the City’s role in addressing homelessness. Detailed discussions will focus on current programs, new programs and solutions, funding mechanisms, various City departments’ efforts to address homelessness, and updating the City’s Comprehensive Homeless Council Policy 000-51, established in 1995.

Committee members include Chris Ward (Chair), Georgette Gomez (Vice Chair), Lorie Zapf and Chris Cate.

The Select Committee on Homelessness Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 9:00 a.m. or 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact Pam Ison, at 619-533-4068.Email: [email protected] .

Smart Growth and Land Use Committee

The Smart Growth and Land Use Committee's area of responsibility includes planning, land use, affordable housing, general plan amendments, transportation planning, transit services, parking, municipal airports, land development code, real estate assets, walkability, bicycle programs, community parking districts, historical issues/mills act and community plans, coastal overlay zone and ADA compliance and accessibility.

Committee members include Scott Sherman (Chair), David Alvarez (Vice Chair), Chris Cate, and Georgette Gomez.

The Smart Growth and Land Use Committee meets one to two Wednesdays per month at 2 p.m. in the City Council Committee Room, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, please access the PDF icon Legislative calendar or contact the Smart Growth & Land Use Committee Consultant, Sarah Jarman at 619-533-3982. Email: [email protected].

Other Committees

Committee of the Whole

The Committee of the Whole area of responsibility includes analysis/study/evaluation of proposed resolutions or ordinances. The committee may alternatetively hold fact-finding hearings on any subject concerning City government that is beyond the scope of any one standing committee or is adjudged by the Council President to be more properly a concern of the entire Council. Also, proposals for City action in cooperation with other local government entities including any actions to be taken on a regional basis shall be referred to the Committee of the Whole.

The Public Facilities Financing Authority is the primary financing authority of the City. The Authority meets as needed to authorize the issuance of bonds on behalf of the City.

The Otay Mesa Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District Public Financing Authority (OM EIFD PFA) is the governing board of the district established pursuant to California Government Code sections 53398.50 – 53398.88  for the sole purpose of financing public facilities or other projects in Otay Mesa. The OM EIFD PFA meets the first Monday of each month at 10am in the Council Committee Room, or as needed.

The Housing Commission meets one or two Fridays per month at 9 a.m. at 1122 Broadway, fourth Floor, downtown San Diego. in the City Council Chambers, 12th Floor, City Administration Building. For specific dates, contact Charles Eshnaur at (619) 578-7135. Members include Ben Moraga (Chair) Gary Gamling (Chair), Roberta Spoon (Vice Chair), Gary Gamling Margaret Davis, Kelle Hubbard, Ben Moraga, Dorothy Surdi, and Frank Urtasun. The Housing Commission meets one or two Fridays per month at 9 a.m. at 1122 Broadway, fourth Floor, downtown San Diego. For specific questions regarding any item on the San Diego Housing Commission agenda, please contact [email protected] or 619-578-7550. Internet access to agendas and reports is available at the San Diego Housing Commission Meetings page.


Inactive Committees

Ad Hoc Fire Prevention and Recovery Committee

As of Jan. 1, 2009, this Committee completed its one-year term. View archived Ad Hoc Fire Prevention and Recovery Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation of the 2008 meetings, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Budget and Finance Committee

As of Nov. 30, 2013, this Committee was renamed to Budget and Government Efficiency Committee. View archived Budget and Finance Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Charter Review Committee

As of May 18, 2016, this Committee completed its eighteen month term. View archived Charter Review Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at City TV24.

Economic Development and Strategies Committee

As of Jan. 1, 2013, this committee completed its one-year term. View archived Economic Development and Strategies Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation of the 2012 meetings, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Government Efficiency and Openness Committee

As of Jan. 1, 2006, this Committee has merged with the Rules Committee. View archived Government Efficiency and Openness Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Land Use and Housing Committee

As of Nov. 30, 2013, this Committee was renamed to Smart Growth and Land Use Committee. View archived Land Use and Housing Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Natural Resources and Culture Committee

As of Nov. 30, 2013, this Committee was renamed to Environment Committee. View archived Natural Resources and Culture Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee

As of Nov. 30, 2013, this Committee was renamed to Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee. View archived Public Safety and Neighborhood Services Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

Redevelopment Agency

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Redevelopment Agency of the City of San Diego (Agency) was dissolved as of Feb. 1, 2012, per Assembly Bill 1X 26 (AB 26). For questions regarding either the enforceable/recognized obligations of the former Agency or the Oversight Board, contact the Office of the Mayor at 619-236-6330 or [email protected]. The Redevelopment Agency website remains intact for historical reference purposes.

Rules and Economic Development Committee

As of Nov. 30, 2013, this Committee was renamed to Economic Development and Intergovernmental Relations Committee. View archived Rules and Economic Development Committee Agendas, Actions and other documentation, or view archived webcasts at CityTV24.

For other questions or concerns, see the Frequently Asked Questions, call 619-533-3984, or email [email protected]